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Intel makes Nehalem more overclocking friendly

Memory controller gets, effectively, unlocked

| Tweaking & Overclocking News | Posted: Sep 19, 2008 5:29 pm

Intel may be out on a mission to impress enthusiasts, if this report from Expreview is to be believed.

 

Intel makes Nehalem more overclocking friendly

 

Whilst there were a number of concerns regarding the state of play when it comes to overclocking upcoming Core i7 offerings, the first was banished yesterday.

 

Now, Intel has decided to unlock memory ratio adjustments on Core i7 920 (2.66 GHz) and 940 (2.93 GHz) SKUs too, thus opening the memory playing field for all and sundry.

 

In relative terms, this means that users will be able to push for higher memory frequencies, change memory multipliers and even, adjust the speed of Intel's QPI technology.

 

It is claimed however, that 'overclocking' the QPI speed will only realise small performance benefits, yet the adoption of what is effectively an unlocked memory controller, will give enthusiasts that little more freedom to experiment and attain the best that the Nehalem platform has to offer.

 

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